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Title: Thermal Predictions of the Cooling of Waste Glass Canisters

Radioactive liquid waste from five decades of weapons production is slated for vitrification at the Hanford site. The waste will be mixed with glass forming additives and heated to a high temperature, then poured into canisters within a pour cave where the glass will cool and solidify into a stable waste form for disposal. Computer simulations were performed to predict the heat rejected from the canisters and the temperatures within the glass during cooling. Four different waste glass compositions with different thermophysical properties were evaluated. Canister centerline temperatures and the total amount of heat transfer from the canisters to the surrounding air are reported.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1165517
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-14-32319
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2014 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting,Anaheim, CA,11/09/2014,11/13/2014
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - EM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MGMT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES heat transfer model; high level waste; low activity waste; vitrification; waste glass canister